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BECKETT, Samuel.

Molloy. A Novel.

Translated from the French by Patrick Bowles in collaboration with the author.

Stock Code
99766
Paris, The Olympia Press, 1955
£120

The first English edition of the first volume in Beckett's 'Malone Trilogy':

''Molloy and the others came to me the day I became aware of my own folly. Only then did I begin to write the things I feel' ... He recognised ... that he had to divorce himself from Joyce's stylistic influence. Now he realized that he had to follow a radically different path from Joyce, who believed that knowledge was a creative way of understanding and controlling the world. Beckett's 'own way was in impoverishment, in lack of knowledge and in taking away, in subtracting rather than adding' .... Light, knowledge, understanding, and success were replaced by darkness, impotence, ignorance, and failure...' (James Knowlson, Oxford DNB).

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Description

First edition in English; small 8vo; publisher's plain white wrappers, dust-jacket printed in black, gold and blue, some edge wear, small torn section at head of spine, otherwise a good copy.

Bibliography

Federman & Fletcher 374.

Stock ID:99766

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